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Ringtail Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.8 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 233' 71 m
Descent: -1,749' -533 m
High: 8,031' 2,448 m
Low: 6,348' 1,935 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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A very fun section of a larger loop at Indian Creek.

Michael Ahnemann

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

This trail starts out from the Indian Creek campground/parking area. Just past the gate at the western end of the lot is the Indian Creek trailhead. Follow this trail up about .7 miles to an intersection of a dirt road and two singletrack trailheads, one of which you just ascended. A 'Ringtail' sign clearly marks the trailhead opposite you on the east side of the of intersection.

After entering the trail, you'll ascend for about 1 mile, until hitting a high point. From here it's 95% downhill. Things get looser & tighter as you near the bottom - switchbacks may sneak up on you if you're not careful.

When you reach the bottom, you'll be at the Swallowtail trailhead, which is part of Nelson Ranch Open Space.

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May 16, 2020
Eddie Urcadez
May 11, 2020
Eddie Urcadez
Apr 23, 2020
Janine Parmley
Sep 30, 2019
Jride C oh double bee
Aug 17, 2019
Chris Clarke
15mi — 2h 28m
Jun 29, 2019
Ben Scholz
Great conditions
May 9, 2018
Caleb McNutt
15.1mi
Oct 21, 2017
Brennan Pecha

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  4.3 from 16 votes

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Photos

Looking down at Roxborough State Park.
Jun 10, 2014 near Roxboro…, CO
Roxborough Park in the distance.
Sep 18, 2019 near Roxboro…, CO
At top of first climb.
Jul 4, 2015 near Roxboro…, CO
Columbine
Jun 10, 2014 near Roxboro…, CO
Indian Creek Trail #800 - follow these signs for the first 10 miles of the ride.  Follow the dirt road shown in the photo
Jun 18, 2013 near Roxboro…, CO
A sign marking the boundary between the National Forest and the the Pike Hill Open Space.
Apr 16, 2017 near Roxboro…, CO

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